Zucchini Long Boats Stuffed with Spicy Beans

Stuffed vegetables have always been a huge favourite of mine, and I have to admit I was inspired in the early days by my mother who frequently stuffed them Greek style (Yemistes), and by my vegetarian father-in-law who used to cook a lot of Rose Elliott’s recipes – very well, I might add. However, I must also admit I have  been served my fair share of really poor stuffed veggies over the years – half-cooked […]

Stuffed Cauliflower Baked with Crispy Zucchini Spirals in a Lemon & Mustard Dressing

Look and see what an impressive feast I have created for you. It’s a great deal easier to make than meets the eye. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you will need to use an equivalent kitchen gadget or tool (see this link for further help).   Anyhow, it’s fast approaching Easter, so many of us will be needing some inspiration for Easter lunch. I think this magnificent dish will more than fit the bill […]

Luscious Dark Chocolate & Carob Pudding Cake with a Rich Chocolate & Carob Glossy Frosting

Here’s a fantastic ‘must-keep’ recipe I created for you. Again, ideal for Birthday parties, a Christmas tea-time surprise, Thanksgiving, or any other festive occasion that calls for celebration. This cake is luscious, moist, fresh, very chocolaty, and rich in a light kind of way. I created a glossy frosting, which is beautifully decadent. Once you make this, there’s no going back. I love carob, and that is why I added it to this cake (if […]

Thanksgiving Festive Shepherd’s Pie

I adore Shepherd’s Pie – it is simply such a lush and comforting dish. I love giving it the odd twist to fit my appetite or the occasion, as it were. Here is my festive version, ideal for Thanksgiving Lunch or for Christmas, or any other occasion you look forward to. The whole kitchen is infused with scents of rosemary and cooked stew – oh yum ! You can use puy lentils in place of […]

Vegan Raw Chocolate-Carob Swiss Roll Roly Poly Log

With Thanksgiving round the corner, it’s time to start getting cosy round the hearth, and reach out for the comfort foods – without getting to comfy round the girth, I hope ! This is a totally irresistible chocolate log, though I chose to use carob in this instance, which I thoroughly recommend because of its amazing flavour when incorporated in this way. It’s another of those raw desserts that’s right up there, rubbing shoulders with […]

Chocolate & Cream French Toast With Pan Seared Bananas, Cinnamon & Salted Peanuts

There is no getting away from the fact that this is decadent in the extreme, and . . . well . . . very, very naughty. But what the heck, the festive areason is round the corner, we’re wrapped up inside for a cosy winter, and this is exactly what we’re craving at this moment – even if it is contrary to all our dietary instincts. It’s actually very simple to make, and my take […]

Earthy Porcini & French Lentil Pâté

Here is a wonderful pâté, that you will enjoy time, and time again. The texture is close to real pâté, but without the cholesterol or cruelty.  It is ideal for taking out to picnics, as a starter, or to round off a satisfying meal.  It is perfect in sandwiches, and can be the basis of a light lunch, served with a fresh mixed salad of your choice.  A great combination of flavours, which will be […]

Wild Rice Salad

Serves 4 This salad has far too many benefits to mention here – suffice it to say, its ingredients are highly nutritious, the taste is sublime, and it won’t be an effort to indulge. This recipe features in my book ‘Mouthwatering Vegan’ and I wanted to gift it to you to enjoy a good hearty and delicious salad from my book.  Bon Appetit ! INGREDIENTS 1 cup mixed rice, wild red and black, boiled and […]

Super-Easy Savoury Festive Balls with an Orange Twist

These are super easy to make, delightful and kids love them too.  Enjoy ! Serve with sweet chilli sauce, or any other relishes your heart desires.   INGREDIENTS 6 non-meat faux sausages (I use Linda McCartney) – if frozen, allow them to thaw, then process and set aside in a large bowl 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped a handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped salt to taste 1 tsp egg replacer […]

Rose-Infused Blackberry & Apple Almond Christmas Crumble – Gluten Free

This year, 2013, my soul has craved a change for many reasons, but we won’t go into all of that.  Suffice it to say, my head has been whirling ideas around that I have just felt compelled to follow.  Textures, colours, and aromas float above my eyes, and what I see makes my mouth water.  To that end, I bring you a most sublime Christmas (and gluten-free) dessert that will have you singing songs of […]